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The University of Edinburgh - School of Biological Sciences MSc in Bioinformatics
The University of Edinburgh - School of Biological Sciences

MSc in Bioinformatics

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

1 Years

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GBP 38,500 / per year

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Introduction

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops methods and software tools for understanding biological data.

As an interdisciplinary field of science, bioinformatics studies and processes biological data, combining:

  • computer science
  • informatics
  • statistics/mathematics
  • engineering

The emphasis is on leveraging aspects of these disciplines to efficiently explore biology: it is BIO-informatics after all.

The aim of the Bioinformatics MSc is to equip you with a strong background in biology, at the same time training you in the application and development of methods used to interpret the vast amounts of data generated by high-throughput 'omics' technologies, be they proteins or nucleic acids.

Is this MSc for me?

On completing this programme you will be well qualified to undertake further studies, take up bioinformatics posts in industry, or perhaps start your own bioinformatics company.

We recognise that all of our MSc Bioinformatics students come from different backgrounds, and have different interests in biology. This programme in Bioinformatics allows you to take advantage of all the advances in biology, as well as the bioinformatics tools to explore that biology.

We aim to provide you with a set of core skills that all bioinformaticians should have. By offering diverse and extensive course options, you can choose the mix of courses you want and determine the specific content of your programme.

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